This album, a ten year retrospective of Sypha Nadon's musical odyssey, collects many tracks from Sypha's previous albums, along with a track from the new upcoming album (more details on that coming soon) and a new song recorded specifically for this retrospective (entitled "The Nightmare Factory"). Thank you to anyone who has listened to my music over the last ten years, and whether you have enjoyed it or not, I am pleased that you took the time to listen to it in the first place.
This album is dedicated to the Voyetra Digital Orchestrator. And also to the two bands who initially inspired me to begin making music in the first place: Throbbing Gristle and Nine Inch Nails.
1 - Hyla
2 - Sonic Lwa
3 - Enter Horus
9 - The Fabulous Mr. Meaningless
10 - Kind Hands is the Cure
13 - Machine Elves
16 - Ginen
2. Sonic Lwa
3. Enter Horus
4. Security Gauntlet
6. Threnody for Zumb Zumb (Remix)
7. The Ignored
9. The Fabulous Mr. Meaningless
10. Kind Hands is the Cure
11. The Glow
12. Stop It!
13. Machine Elves
14. Horse Rotorvating
15. The Mauve Zone
17. The Nightmare Factory
(running time: 78 minutes)
Trach 14, "Horse Rotorvating," is a demo track of a song off the upcoming, still untitled Sypha Nadon album due to be released this year. The final track, "The Nightmare Factory," is an all-new song created especially for this retrospective collection. With the exception of these two tracks, all of the other tracks on the album have previously appeared elsewhere:
Tracks 3 & 13 off the "Enter Horus" EP (plague002), on the This Plague of Dreaming netlabel (2005)
Tracks 1 & 9 off the "11 Chants For Russolo!" LP (plague 005), on the This Plague of Dreaming netlabel (2005)
Tracks 2, 10 & 16 off the "Threnody for Zumb Zumb" LP (plague007), on the This Plague of Dreaming netlabel (2006)
Tracks 7 & 8 off the "Universe A: Distant" anthology (MZR002), on the Mauve Zone Recordings netlabel (2007)
Track 5 off the "Universe B: Closer" anthology (MZR003), on the Mauve Zone Recordings netlabel (2007)
Tracks 11 & 14 off the "The Black Omen" LP (MZR012), on the Mauve Zone Recordings netlabel (2008)
Track 15 off the "A Dream as White as the Death of a Seagull" LP (MZR014), on the Mauve Zone Recordings netlabel (2008)
Tracks 6 & 12 off the "Universe C: Beyond" anthology (MZR015), on the Mauve Zone Recordings netlabel (2009)
Cover illustration from a 1972 textbook entitled "Biology Today," done by Larry Sharp, depicting the tracheal tube respiratory system of a generalized insect (as found on the "A Journey Round My Skull" blog: http://ajourneyroundmyskull.blogspot.com/).
Cover design by James Champagne.
All songs recorded in the period from 2000 to 2009.